About Senior Times


Senior Times, established in 1993, is the regional resource for area senior adults published monthly in a newspaper format. Learn all about local resources and issues impacting mature adults as well as their adult children from monthly featured topics to Medicare, Social Security, Veteran's benefits, legal issues, guardianship, and so much more. Senior Times also provides monthly information about community and senior center activities, housing options, caregiver needs, support groups, meal sites, transportation, and more. Senior Times is published twelve times per year by W.W. Thayne Advertising, Incorporated. Senior Times is distributed free through our advertisers, area professional offices, and key points of interest primarily in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, and Jackson Counties, along with limited quantities to surrounding counties.

Senior Times is also hand delivered, for free distribution to the general public, to hundreds of locations throughout our market area. We want it out there, working – where people shop and enjoy the community.

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Group of Seniors Walking

Senior Times Editorial Calendar

To view Senior Time's monthly editorial topic(s), due date, and publish date, select the month (tab).

  • Senior Intimacy
    Volume: 27-01
    Lead Topic(s):
     Intimacy / Resolutions / Womens Health
    Copy Date: 12/10/19
    Printer Date: 12/20/19
    Deliver Date: 12/24/19
  • Senior Social Networking
    Volume: 27-02
    Lead Topic(s):
     Chronic Condition Solutions / Social Networking / Heart Health
    Copy Date: 1/10/20
    Printer Date: 1/23/20
    Deliver Date: 1/28/20
  • Generational Family
    Volume: 27-03
    Lead Topic(s):
     Family / Support Systems / Sibling Rivalry
    Copy Date: 2/10/20
    Printer Date: 2/20/20
    Deliver Date: 2/25/20
  • Senior Car Care
    Volume: 27-04
    Lead Topic(s):
     Car Care / Spring Cleaning / Gardening & Alternatives / Medications
    Copy Date: 3/10/20
    Printer Date: 3/26/20
    Deliver Date: 3/31/20
  • Senior Veterans
    Volume: 27-05
    Lead Topic(s):
     Older American’s Month / Veterans / Active Senior / Hearing
    Copy Date: 4/10/20
    Printer Date: 4/23/20
    Deliver Date: 4/28/20
  • Elder Abuse
    Volume: 27-06
    Lead Topic(s):
     Elder Abuse Prevention / Financial Scams / Voting Info / Home Safety
    Copy Date: 5/10/20
    Printer Date: 5/21/20
    Deliver Date: 5/26/20
  • Senior Adult Happy
    Volume: 27-07
    Lead Topic(s):
     Independence / Aging in Place / Re-nesting / Summer Fairs / Skin Care
    Copy Date: 6/10/20
    Printer Date: 6/24/20
    Deliver Date: 6/30/20
  • Senior Legal Issues
    Volume: 27-08
    Lead Topic(s):
     Knowing Your Rights / Legal Issues / Pre planning / Health Advocate
    Copy Date: 7/10/20
    Printer Date: 7/23/20
    Deliver Date: 7/28/20
  • Senior Adult Caregiving
    Volume: 27-09
    Lead Topic(s):
     Celebrating Caregivers / Assisted Living Week / Dementia
    Copy Date: 8/10/20
    Printer Date: 8/20/20
    Deliver Date: 8/25/20
  • Senior Adult Health Care
    Volume: 27-10
    Lead Topic(s):
     Election 2020 / Planning Health Care / Medicare Enrollment Part D
    Copy Date: 9/10/20
    Printer Date: 9/24/20
    Deliver Date: 9/29/20
  • Senior Adult Alternative Health
    Volume: 27-11
    Lead Topic(s):
     Alternative Therapies / Med Management / Massage / Self-Care
    Copy Date: 10/9/20
    Printer Date: 10/22/20
    Deliver Date: 10/27/20
  • Senior Adult Work Working
    Volume: 27-12
    Lead Topic(s):
     Building Bonds / Starting New Traditions / Hobbies / Volunteering
    Copy Date: 11/10/20
    Printer Date: 11/19/20
    Deliver Date: 11/24/20

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Senior Times Distribution Sites

This is a partial list major Senior Times drop locations.
Albion
  • Albion Library
  • City Hall
  • Depot Train
  • Family Fare
  • Forks Senior Center
  • Parks Drug Store
  • Youngs Pharmacy
Athens
  • Post Office
  • Library
  • Copper Kettle Restaurant
Burlington
  • Post Office
  • Library
  • Liberty One Stop Marathon Station
Battle Creek
  • Art Center
  • Battle Creek Friends Church
  • Battle Creek Chamber Of Commerce
  • Bronson Health Park
  • Bronson Battle Creek
  • Brookside Medicare Facility
  • Calhoun County Medical Care Facility
  • Clara's On The River
  • Community Action
  • Family Y Center
  • Family Fare
  • Fazoli's
  • Finley's Restaurant
  • Fire Keeper's Hotel Desk
  • Helen Warner Branch Library
  • Home Spun Restraurant
  • Kool Family Center
  • Lakeview Square Mall
  • Lux Restaurant
  • M-66 Bowl
  • Main Street Market
  • Omni Community Credit Union
  • Pancake House
  • Panera Bread
  • Regional Medical Lab
  • R&R Grill
  • Sweetwater Donuts
  • The Family Health Center
  • US Post Office
  • Walgreens (Beckley Road)
  • Willard Library
Coldwater
  • Brown Building
  • Branch County Commission On Aging
  • Branch County Community Health Agency
  • Branch District Library
  • Chamber Of Commerce
  • Coldwater Gardens
  • Community Health Center
  • County Knoll Apartments
  • Goodie Shop (30 N. Monroe)
  • Family Fare
  • H&C Burnside Senior Center
  • Laurels of Coldwater
  • Meadow View Apartments
  • Pines Behavior Health
  • Walgreens
Concord
  • PS Food Mart
  • M-60 Grill
Hastings
  • Barry County Foundation
  • Commission On Aging
  • Family Fare
  • Hastings Library
  • Mallard Pond Village
  • Magnum Health and Rehab
  • McDonald (W. State St.)
  • Pennock Health Center
  • Pennock Hospital
  • Pennock Professional Building
  • State Street Diner
  • Thornapple Credit Union
  • Thornapple Manor
Homer
  • Stagecoach Cafe
  • Barneyville Senior Apartments
Jackson
  • Allegra Health Center
  • Blake Woods Medical Park
  • Hutch's Food Center
  • Jackson Area Libraries
  • Jackson Senior Center
  • Laundromat (Wisner Road)
  • Marrs Avenue Grill (E. Michigan Ave.)
  • PACE
  • TLC Eyecare
  • Tractor Supply
  • Vista Grand Villa
  • Y-Center
Marshall
  • Cornwell's Turkeyville
  • Country Kitchen
  • County Building, Senior Services
  • Family Fare
  • Grand Vista Living Community
  • Library
  • Mancino's Restaurant
  • Marshall Community Credit Union
  • Marshall House Apartments
  • Marshall Manor
  • Maplewood
  • Medilodge of Marshall
Tekonsha
  • McDonald's
  • Post Office
Spring Arbor
  • Ridgecrest
  • Brown's Pharmacy
  • Spring Arbor Nursing Home
  • Spring Arbor Cafe
  • Hutch's Food Center
Union City
  • Lighthouse Funeral Home
  • Village Library
  • Jack's Grocery
Past Issues Of

Senior Times

Select a cover to view the issue and enjoy.

▼ 2020 ▼

Senior Times Intimacy Resolutions Womans Health Cover
Intimacy / Resolutions / Womans Health
Senior Times Health & Fitness Driving Companionship Cover
Health & Fitness / Driving / Companionship
Senior Times Caregiving, Family & Friends, Advocacy Cover
Caregiving / Family & Friends / Advocacy
Senior Times Nutrition Alternative Health Care Opioids Cover
Nutrition / Alternative Health Care / Opioids
Senior Times Fitness Older AmericansNational Hearing Cover
Fitness For All Levels / Older Americans Month / National Hearing Month
Senior Times Sandwich Generation Sibling Cover
Sandwich Generation / Sibling Relationships / Father's Day
Senior Times Safety & Prevention Cover
Safety & Prevention Inside and Out
Senior Times Legal Issues Pre Planning Cover
Legal Issues / Pre Planning
Senior Times Role Reversal Assisted Living Cover
Role Reversal Issues – Assisted Living Week
Senior Times Eating Better Together Cover
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Senior Times Celebrating the Caregiver Cover
Celebrating the Caregiver – National Caregivers Month
Senior Times Aging In Place Mobility Home Care Options Cover
Aging In Place / Mobility / Home Care Options

▼ 2019 ▼

Grand Parenting  Creativity Cover
Grand Parenting / International Creativity Month
Cardiac Care Cover
Cardiac Care / American Heart Month
Financial Fitness Retirement Reverse Mortgages Cover
Financial Fitness / Get To Retirement / Reverse Mortgages
Nutrition Alternative Health Care Opioids Cover
Nutrition / Alternative Health Care / Opioids
Fitness Older AmericansNational Hearing Cover
Fitness For All Levels / Older Americans Month / National Hearing Month
Sandwich Generation Sibling Cover
Sandwich Generation / Sibling Relationships / Father's Day
Safety & Prevention Cover
Safety & Prevention Inside and Out
Legal Issues Pre Planning Cover
Legal Issues / Pre Planning
Role Reversal Assisted Living Cover
Role Reversal Issues – Assisted Living Week
Eating Better Together Cover
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Celebrating the Caregiver Cover
Celebrating the Caregiver – National Caregivers Month
Aging In Place Mobility Home Care Options Cover
Aging In Place / Mobility / Home Care Options

▼ 2018 ▼

Sharing Family Stories, Building A Legacy Cover
Sharing Family Stories / Building A Legacy
Issues Of The Heart Cover
Issues Of The Heart
Weather, Home Care Providers, Staying Home Cover
Weather Preparedness / Weather Safety / Home Care Providers / Staying Home
Cancer Control Month, Celebrating The Volunteer, Caregiving Cover
Cancer Control Month / Celebrating The Volunteer / Caregiving
Celebrating Seniors, Engage At Every Age Cover
Celebrating Seniors / Engage At Every Age
Legal Issues, DPOA, Advance Planning Cover
Legal Issues / DPOA / Advance Planning
National Park & Rec Month, Travel, Cell Phone Courtesy Month Cover
National Park & Rec Month / Travel / Cell Phone Courtesy Month
Alternative Health  Medicare  Medicaid Update Cover
Alternative Health / Medicare / Medicaid Update
Healthy Aging, Dementia Update, Heart Disease Cover
Healthy Aging / Dementia Update / Heart Disease
Healthy Eating, Voting, Medicare Cover
Healthy Eating / Voting / Medicare
National Caregivers Month, Engaging During Holidays Cover
National Caregivers Month / Engaging During Holidays
Home Safety, Mobility, Transportation Cover
Home Safety / Mobility / Transportation

▼ 2017 ▼

Movement For Your Health Cover
Movement For Your Health
Heart Health Cover
Heart Health
Working vs. Retirement Cover
Working vs. Retirement
Home Care Choices Cover
Home Care Choices
Hearing, Age Out Loud Cover
Hearing / Age Out Loud
Summer Fun Cover
Summer Fun
Nutrition Nature's Health Care Cover
Nutrition Nature's Health Care
Cognitive Care And Awareness Cover
Cognitive Care And Awareness
The Caregiver Living Options Cover
The Caregiver Living Options
Legal Issues Pre-Planning Cover
Legal Issues Pre-Planning
Thank You Veterans Cover
Thank You Veterans
Celebrating The Holidays Cover
Celebrating The Holidays

▼ 2016 ▼

Tackling Change This Year Cover
Tackling Change This Year
Intimacy For Seniors Cover
Intimacy For Seniors
Finances For Seniors Cover
Finances For Seniors
Home Improvement For Seniors Cover
Home Improvement For Seniors
Celebrating Aging, Featuring Hearing Cover
Celebrating Aging / Featuring Hearing
Summer Fun And Safety Cover
Summer Fun And Safety
Honoring Veterans Cover
Honoring Veterans
Legal Services For Seniors Cover
Legal Services For Seniors
Awareness & Prevention, Cognitives Issues Cover
Awareness & Prevention / Cognitives Issues
Medicare Answers, Voting Options Cover
Medicare Answers / Voting Options
Holiday Time, Health & Nutrition Cover
Holiday Time / Health & Nutrition
Caregiving Solutions Cover
Caregiving Solutions